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Vietnam War, 1961-1975

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence, 1960 - 1969

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 4; Series 5; Series 3, Folder: 2
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters from Sean Flynn to his mother, Lili Damita. Sean Flynn's letters to his mother cover the period 1960 to 1969. The earliest letters are written during his year spent at Duke University in 1960. In letters from 1962 to 1966 Sean discusses his acting career, as well as his travels. From 1966 onwards, Sean discusses travelling to Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, and his views on the war and about photography and journalism.

Dates: 1960 - 1969

Correspondence, 1970

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 4; Series 5; Series 3, Folder: 3
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters to Sean Flynn's mother, Lili Damita, from friends and former colleagues of Sean Flynn, as well as government officials. Letters are dated April 18, 1970 to December 1, 1970, and all letters follow Sean Flynn's disapearance.

Dates: 1970

Correspondence, 1971 - 1973

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 4; Series 5; Series 3, Folder: 4
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents

Contains letters to Lili Damita, statements issued by Cambodia and the US government, and other correspondence received by Damita. Letters are dated January 2, 1971 to December 13, 1973.

Dates: 1971 - 1973

Collection of Sean Flynn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: DC002
Scope and Contents The Collection of Sean Flynn Papers consists of the personal papers and effects of Sean Leslie Flynn and his family of origin. Materials date from 1878 to 1994, with the bulk of the materials dating from the mid-1960s. The largest series in the collection consists of photographic materials, including negatives, prints, and slides. These images include family photos, as well as photos of and by Sean Flynn himself. Users should be aware of the graphic nature of some of the images, including...
Dates: 1878 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1970

Missing

 Item — Box 2: Series 6, Folder: 7
Identifier: 6B
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series includes published materials relating to Sean Flynn and his parents. The bulk of the collection consists of magazine and newspaper articles from before and after Flynn's disappearance. Also included are a booklet, museum exhibition brochure, and a matchbook case commemorating missing Vietnam War journalists.

Dates: circa 1972

Post-capture articles, 1970 - 1974

 File — Box 2: Series 6, Folder: 4
Identifier: 6A
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings from newspaper articles and magazines, and photocopies of newspapers and magazines from April 1970 to April 1974. Articles concern Sean Flynn's disapearance in April 1970 and his mother, Lili Damatia's, efforts to find him.

Dates: 1970 - 1974

Post-capture articles, 1976 - 2001

 File — Box 2: Series 6, Folder: 5
Identifier: 6A
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings from newspaper articles and magazines from September 1976 to March 2001. Articles refer to Sean Flynn, and Lili Damita. Includes articles about Sean Flynn's disapearance, his mother, Lili Damita's, search for him. Later articles include Lili Damita's obituary and a review of a play about Sean Flynn.

Dates: 1976 - 2001

Post-capture magazines, 1972 - 1973

 File — Box 2: Series 6, Folder: 6
Identifier: 6A
Scope and Contents

Contains two magazines: "Harper's" from December 1972 and "Newsweek" from 1973. "Harper's" includes the article "Two of the Missing" by Perry Deane Young, about Sean Flynn and Dana Stone's disapearance. "Newsweek" includes an article about the current situation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and an article about missing journalists in Vietnam and Cambodia, which includes a photo of Flynn.

Dates: 1972 - 1973

Pre-capture articles, 1957 - 1966

 File — Box 2: Series 6, Folder: 1
Identifier: 6A
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings from newspaper articles and magazines from July 1957 to December 1966. Articles refer to Lili Damita, Sean Flynn, and Lili Damatia's second husband, Allen R. Loomis. Includes reviews of Sean Flynn's movies and articles about Sean Flynn's photography career in Southeast Asia and his coverage of the war in Vietnam.

Dates: 1957 - 1966

Pre-capture articles, 1967 - 1969

 File — Box 2: Series 6, Folder: 2
Identifier: 6A
Scope and Contents

Contains clippings from newspaper articles and magazines from March 1967 to April 1969, with some undated articles at the end. Articles are about Sean Flynn and mostly discuss his photojournalism career in Vietnam. There are also reviews of his movies.

Dates: 1967 - 1969

Saigon, Vietnam - Negatives, 1966 March 30, April 3, 16, 27, and undated

 File — Box 3: Series 2, Folder: 2
Identifier: 2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The bulk of the Photos of Sean Flynn series includes prints and negatives of his work as a photo journalist in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Items of note include images of the daily struggles of the Vietnamese, American soldiers boxing during down time, photos featuring active combat and both wounded civilians and soldiers. Other items of note include a small run of photos documenting the Six-Day Way. These images depict soldiers moving armaments and soldiers surrendering.

Dates: 1966 March 30, April 3, 16, 27, and undated

Saigon, Vietnam - Prints, 1966

 File — Box 2: Series 2, Folder: 3
Identifier: 2
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The bulk of the Photos of Sean Flynn series includes prints and negatives of his work as a photo journalist in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Items of note include images of the daily struggles of the Vietnamese, American soldiers boxing during down time, photos featuring active combat and both wounded civilians and soldiers. Other items of note include a small run of photos documenting the Six-Day Way. These images depict soldiers moving armaments and soldiers surrendering.

Dates: 1966

Saigon, Vietnam - Prints (continued), 1966

 File — Box 2: Series 2, Folder: 4
Identifier: 2
Scope and Contents

Folders 3-8 contain hundreds of images, some of which appear both as prints and contact sheets as well as in negative form. Many negatives are not accompanied by prints.

Dates: 1966

Sean Flynn and Lili Damita Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PC002
Scope and Contents This collection contains a wide array of photographic materials ranging from 1900s through the 1980s. It includes photos of Flynn and his family, and photos taken by Flynn. The bulk of the collection consists of images from Flynn's work as a war photographer. Also included are photos of Sean with his family, both candid and professional; movie stills and promotional photos; and photos taken by Sean during the course of his professional work outside his war journalism including fashion...
Dates: circa 1905-1980s

Sean Flynn in combat areas, 1966 - 1970

 File — Box 1: Series 1, Folder: 9
Identifier: 1
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Photos of Sean Flynn series includes photos of Sean Flynn and members of his family including father and mother. The photos span the entirety of Flynn's life. Included are both candid and staged shots. Some movie stills and promotional photos of Flynn in films such as are also included.

Dates: 1966 - 1970

Viet Nam: A Photographic Essay of the Undeclared War in Southeast Asia, 1972

 Item — Box 2: Series 6, Folder: 7
Identifier: 6B
Scope and Contents From the Series:

This series includes published materials relating to Sean Flynn and his parents. The bulk of the collection consists of magazine and newspaper articles from before and after Flynn's disappearance. Also included are a booklet, museum exhibition brochure, and a matchbook case commemorating missing Vietnam War journalists.

Dates: 1972

Writings by Sean Flynn, circa 1966

 File — Box 1: Series 1; Series 2; Series 4; Series 5; Series 3, Folder: 6
Identifier: 2
Scope and Contents

Contains drafts of two essays written by Sean Flynn. Sean writes about his experience as a photographer visiting Vietnam, and his thoughts and opinions about the war, and especially about his interactions with civilians.

Dates: circa 1966